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Easy White Chili Chicken Recipe in 30 Minutes

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Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 12 min Cook Time: 18 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4
Calories 320
Best Season Winter

Chili is comfort food and soul food at its best. I sometimes get tired of beef chili though. In light of that, I decided to give this white chili chicken a go and the outcome was just phenomenal. As one member said: "I would never had thought of making a chili chicken."

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  • 3 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size cubes
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 can (9) oz of corn
  • 1 can (19) oz of white kidney beans
  • 1 medium 8 oz bar of cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup graded cheddar cheese
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. Add some oil to a dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat. Put chicken in and fry until cooked through and browned.

  2. Add in the onion, celery, and garlic. Saute until the garlic is fragrant. 

  3. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne. Stir and saute until the chicken is coated and the spices are activated.

  4. Pour in the chicken stock. Add in the corn and white beans. Stir, bring to a simmer, place a lid on, and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.

  5. Put the cream cheese in. Stir until the cheese is melted and incorporated.

  6. Ladle into a bowl. Add the cheddar cheese over the top and garnish with cilantro. 

  7. Serve and enjoy your white chili chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 450mg19%
Potassium 520mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 25g50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


You can vary the amount of seasoning to suit your taste. Additional seasoning can also be added.

The especially applies to the chili powder as it can make the dish more red.

If you want is thicker, cut back on the amount of stock used or add more kidney beans.

Keywords: Chili, Chilli, Chicken Recipe, Chili Recipe, Dinner
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking!